DCC inks distribution deal with SonicWall

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The partnership will provide SMEs in the SADC region with a suite of security offerings.
The partnership will provide SMEs in the SADC region with a suite of security offerings.

IT products distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) has been appointed as an official distributor for security solutions provider SonicWall.

DCC will distribute SonicWall's range of security solutions, which include firewall, management and analytics, advanced threat protection and e-mail security products, to South African and SADC channel partners.

"SonicWall is committed to having a strong and skilled channel that delivers the highest security efficacy with the lowest total cost of ownership," says Ashley Lawrence, regional sales senior manager, emerging markets at SonicWall.

"Leveraging their skilled partner base to provide small and medium businesses and enterprise customers with a comprehensive suite of security offerings, DCC is the right addition to our channel, driving forward our strategy of expanding our SecureFirst partner network in SA and beyond."

Fred Mitchell, division manager of software solutions at DCC, notes: "Our appointment is an important step towards providing a complete security solution offering to our channel partners. We look forward to forming part of SonicWall's partner network for both SA and SADC, and believe we will make significant inroads in this all-important marketplace."

DCC creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through its marketing programmes, logistics services, technical support and financial services.

The Johannesburg-headquartered distribution firm was established in 1988 and serves more than 3 500 registered resellers through its branches in SA, Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique.

DCC's product brand offerings include Microsoft, Commvault Systems, Samsung, HP, Dell and Lenovo.

SonicWall, originally a private company headquartered in San Jose, California, and a Dell subsidiary from 2012 to 2016, sells a range of Internet appliances directed at content control and network security.

SonicWall claims a number of firewall product "firsts". The company was acquired by Dell in 2012, but it changed ownership four years later when Dell Software, which included SonicWall, was sold to a private equity firm.

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